Insurance Plan of London: General Key Plan
1 : 4800 This "key plan" indicates coverage of the Goad 1889 series of fire insurance maps of London that were originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc.), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as construction materials (and thus risk of burning) and special fire hazards (chemicals, kilns, ovens) were documented in order to estimate premiums. Names of individual businesses, property lines, and addresses were also often recorded. Together these maps provide a rich historical shapshot of the commercial activity and urban landscape of towns and cities at the time.
The British Library holds a comprehensive collection of fire insurance plans produced by the London-based firm Charles E. Goad Ltd. dating back to 1885. These plans were made for most important towns and cities of the British Isles at the scales of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet), as well as many foreign towns at 1:600 (1 inch to 50 feet). Chas E Goad Limited Chas E Goad Limited
Sketch of the Procession Usually Observed in the Coronation of our KINGS & QUEENS together with a PLAN pointing out Several new Paths and their Parts Adjacent
A sketch of individuals and their order in the coronation procession is featured at the top of the page.60 years as king, George III's was the second longest reign in British history. He was third Hanoverian monarch, but the first to be born in England and use English as his first language. His reign was curtailed by periodic bouts of mental instability,which many contemporary commentators ascribed to the strain of the American conflict,but was more likely caused by the hereditary physical disorder called porphyria. He was a cultured monarch who donated to the nation a royal collection of books as the nucleus of a national library, now held in the King's Tower;in the British Library.
A MAPP of the Parish of St MARGARETS Westminster taken from the last Survey with Corrections 7A
1 : 3692 This is John Strype's first edition of Stow's survey. John Stow was a retired sailor who dedicated his retirement to gathering information from records and residents of the Georgian city.The survey extended to include London and Westminster in their entirety, capturing London between Restoration and 18th-century developments.The land on Mill Bank is denoted "Marshy Ground". Renowned for its unhealthy damp atmosphere,it would become the site of the infamous Millbank Penitentiary, and later Tate Britain. Above this a "New Church" is in the process of completion. This would become St John's. Although the survey proved popular, Stow died in poverty at the age of 80, having been granted licence to beg by James I. Stow, John
Plan of a LEASEHOLD ESTATE Situate at Pimlico IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX belonging to ... 1825
1 : 2400 This is a plan of the leasehold of Earl Grosvenor,later Marquis of Westminster, in Belgrave Square. Earl Grosvenor was granted permission by Parliament to develop the ten acre site in 1826, and commisioned the young architect George Basevi, a pupil of John Soane's, to design the square. Grosvenor's name has been smudged from the title at top right.
A PLAN of the Streets in the united Parishes of ST. MARGARET & ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, Westminster. From a Survey made by I.H. Taylor. No. 22 PARLIAMENT STREET 1828.
Plan of the parishes of St Margaret's, outlined in blue line, and St James', delineated in pink, Westminster. A thin red line shows the boundary of the Tothill Fields District. The large 6-petal structure depicted at lower left is Millbank Penitentiary, built in response to requests for prison reform and finally completed in 1821. Taylor, J. H.
A MAPP of the Parish of St MARGARETS Westminster taken from the last Survey with Corrections 7 B
This is John Strype's second edition of Stow's survey, published "due to Act of Parliament". This is a reference to the Copyright Act just passed in an effort to stop unauthorised copying of maps. John Stow was a retired sailor who dedicated his retirement to gathering information from records and residents of the Georgian city. The survey extended to include London and Westminster in their entirety, capturing London between Restoration and 18th-century developments. The land on Mill Bank is denoted "Marshy Ground". Renowned for its unhealthy damp atmosphere, it would become the site of the infamous Millbank Penitentiary, and later Tate Britain. Above this a "New Church" sin the process of completion. This would become St John's. Although the survey proved popular, Stow died in poverty at the age of 80,having been granted licence to beg by James I. Stow, John
The Plan of ye City of Westminster [showing five locations proposed for the placing of a new bridge]
1 : 3600 Due to the growth of the area in the 18th century, a bridge at Westminster became necessary.This plan shows suggested locations for the building of a bridge. The five locations proposed are: "A", the Horse Ferry on Millbank; "B", College Street or the Slaughter House; "C", the wool stable opposite New Place Yard; "D", Stephen's Alley; "E", Whitehall. There are evident concerns about the Whitehall location being too near the 'elbow' of the river. Cole, B.
Manuscript] Procession of the Coronation of King George the Second and his Quee
1 : 900 This manuscript plan shows the route of the procession of George II's Coronation, from Westminster Hall to the Abbey. George II's reign was dominated by the Jacobin conflict, and his reign was threatened in 1745 by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, who landed in Scotland. The Jacobite threat came to an end when Charles was defeated at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.The country prospered greatly during George II's reign, with the coal and shipbuilding industries becoming more productive, an overall growth in the population, and the establishment of British control in Madras and Bengal.